So, what are the most important adverse effects of chemicals in
occupational toxicology? Toxic chemicals cause specific types of organ
damage (lung, nervous system, skin, blood, liver, and kidney). In Haz-Map, there is a distinction between adverse
effects (includes animal toxicology and human poisonings by ingestion cases) and
occupational diseases (cases of workers made ill after inhalation or skin
absorption). The first pass is to determine the adverse effect fingerprint for
each chemical in the database. See the Controlled
Vocabulary of Adverse Effects.